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Families

Focus on New Fathers Program

Receive free tips, tools and links directly to your phone. You are eligible if you are over 18, your partner is at least 16weeks (four months) pregnant, or your baby 6 months old or younger.
Register at: www.health.nsw.gov.au/focus-on-new-fathers
Visit: www.health.nsw.gov.au/focus-on-new-fathers

School TV

Because parenting doesn’t come with instructions. School TV is a streamlined, aggregated wellbeing platform for schools and parents addressing the modern-day realities of raising safe, happy and resilient young people.
Visit: https://schooltv.me/
Email: support@schooltv.me

Webinar

Adolescent and Mental Health during COVID-19 by IPA-UNICEF-WHO
Visit: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQvPfQ3117g&feature=youtu.be

Black Dog Institute

Help the black dog institute design a digital wellbeing program for youth with depression and anxiety. Open to 12 to 16 year olds.
Visit: https://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/research-studies/digital-wellbeing-program-for-youth-with-depression-and-anxiety/

The Local and Vocal Campaign by Foundation Australians

Supports young people to share experiences and ideas directly with politicians.
Visit: https://www.fya.org.au/local-and-vocal/

Together In Art Kids

Do you love to make art? Then this is the place for you! Even when we are apart we can all be together in art. Here you can get creative with artist-led projects, art-making videos and other fun activities. The Art Gallery of NSW have teamed up with Dr Norman Swan and the ABC on this special project. 
Online exhibition visit: https://togetherinart.org/kids/del-kathryn-barton/

AIME Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience

IMAGI-NATION TV A mentor in the home for every kid every day. IMAGI-NATION{TV} and the IMAGI-NATION{CLASSROOM} experience was created to put a mentor in the home every day during the tough times of COVID-19 and beyond. It’s a daily TV show broadcast live on the Internet, and it’s a gift for teachers, parents and kids to help make sense of today and imagine tomorrow.
Visit: https://aimementoring.com/

Bangarra Dance Company

Performance digital streaming – Bangarra is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisation and one of Australia’s leading performing arts companies. Although you may not be able to see them live right now you can watch some of their incredible performances online.
Visit: https://www.bangarra.com.au/performances/digital-streaming/

Mission Australia’s - Northern Sydney Youth Services Team

Hhere to help and support ‘at risk’ young people between the ages of 12-24 in the wider Northern Sydney Area during this challenging time. Our team provide a range of supports such as:

  • Case Management- overcoming barriers, planning for the future
  • Counselling - individual
  • Referrals - mental health services, alcohol and drug services, education and training
  • Advocacy - Centrelink, Juvenile Justice, Police, WDO’s, employment
  • Tenancy Suppor t- Rent Choice Youth (RCY) and access to youth accommodation services.

Some face to face support is still being provided in outside spaces (practicing social distancing) and appointments to talk over the phone or via Zoom or Skype are being offered. The current pandemic makes it even more important to reach out for support if you need it, or if you know someone else who does. Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm.
Phone: 9480 2500
Email: actonj@missionaustralia.com.au or northernsydneyservices@missionaustralia.com.au

EarlyEd

Provides early childhood intervention services for children and their families. All staff have expertise in child development and the needs of children and families in their early years and school years. Staff are also aware of the specific needs for children with delays in their development. Small group sessions and seminars happening through May.
Visit: www.earlyed.com.au/get-involved/events/

The Fathering Project

Delivers resources, programs and events specific to the  engagement style and needs of dads and father-figures.
Phone: 1300 FATHERS (1300 328 437)
Visit: https://thefatheringproject.org/at-home/covid-19-family-tips/

Australian Coalition for inclusive education

Learning at home during a time of crisis. Remote learning for children and young people with disability.
Visit: https://acie105204494.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/acie-learning-at-home-during-a-time-of-crisis-covid19-coronavirus-march20201.pdf

Zoom Parenting Programs

Catholic Care Diocese of Broken Bay are delighted to provide a suite of free parenting programs. Places are limited so please secure your spot as soon as possible and feel free to share with your friends and family. The free programs include; Circle of Security, Triple P Group, and Growing big Lives at Waitara Family Centre and via Zoom. Bookings are essential.
Register at: https://bit.ly/2NGteqM
Waitara Family Centre; Phone: 9488 2400
Email: wfc@catholiccaredbb.org.au

Karitane

Offering 100% Virtual Service support and education for Parents with children from birth to 5 years of age. As COVID-19 continues to put an increased pressure on the heath System GP/health professional referrals are no longer required-please self-refer online.
Phone:
1300 227 464
Visit: https://karitane.com.au

The Digital Lunchbreak

The Digital Lunchbreak website has been developed in response to Covid-19 to collate a variety of activities and resources government and non-government organisations have made available for children and young people.
Visit: https://www.digitallunchbreak.nsw.gov.au

Online jigsaw puzzles

Visit: https://www.thejigsawpuzzles.com/

Raising Children Net

The Australian Parenting Website Provides free, reliable, up-to-date and independent information to help families grow and thrive together. Contains information on COVID-19 and how to help your family cope.
Visit: https://raisingchildren.net.au

ESaftey Information for Parents and Careers

Staying connected online has never been more important, now that many of us are physically isolated from family members, friends, colleagues and support networks. The internet is a great way to socialise, learn, work, play and be entertained. But there are also risks.So eSafety is adding new content every day to help you stay safe online.
Visit: https://www.esafety.gov.au/key-issues/covid-19

Play And Learn (PAL) Time

A fun, educational, enjoyable, free online Early Childhood Education and Care Program. The program has been prepared by CASS Child Care Services to keep your little ones having fun while they stay at home. The Program includes: Story Telling, Music and Movement, Arts and Craft, STEM Education, DIY Program, Questions and Answers. The programs are delivered by experienced early childhood professionals through Zoom. Bookings Essential Places are limited! CASS Child Care Services - Proudly serving the community for quality child care since 1982.
Phone: Ms Mary Tong on (02) 9439 3300
Email: SLELC@cass.org.au
Visit: https://casschildcare.org.au/

PCYC Hornsby/Ku-ring-gai

PCYC offers; Transfer to and from school, Before and After school Care and Vacation Care, Operating hours 6am-6pm, Fun and programmed activities to enhance social skills and interactions. Child Care subsidy approved.

Emerging Minds

Resources for parents and carers to best support their children and reduce worry and distress during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Visit: https://emergingminds.com.au

Family Referral Service

Brings together families, support services and community resources so that our children and young people are safe and well.
Phone: 1800 066 757
Visit: www.familyreferralservice.com.au

Parent Line NSW

Provides telephone counselling, information and referral service for parents and carers of children ages 0 to 18 who live in New South Wales.
Phone: 1300 130 052
Visit: www.parentline.org.au

Australian Institute of Family Studies – Australian Government  

Evidence based information and resources on cyberbullying and online safety.
Visit: https://aifs.gov.au/cfca/topics/cyberbullying-and-online-safety

Kids Help Line

Information for parents on cyberbullying, social media and safety.
Visit: https://kidshelpline.com.au/parents

Internet Safe education

Information and courses for parents on internet Safety.
Visit: https://www.internetsafeeducation.com

CyberSafety

Information and courses for parents on internet safety.
Visit: http://www.cybersafetysolutions.com.au

Australian Childhood Foundation

Resources including e-books, activities and support for children and families during COVID19.
Visit: https://www.childhood.org.au/covid-19/

Free E-Books